"We highly recommend a wonderful book, Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes (1993), by Mary Santella-Johnson and Linda Holmen. The authors use some humorous Calvin and Hobbes comic strips to motivate upper-grade and middle school students while teaching a variety of skills: vocabulary, comprehension, figurative language, and problem solving. Reading and writing skills are the main focus."
How To Reach and Teach All Children in the Inclusive Classroom: Practical Strategies, Lessons, and Activities, 2nd Edition. Sandra F. Rief and Julie A. Heimburge. Jossey-Bass. 2006. ISBN 978-0787981549. Page 210.